Turkey Flat Grenache

Turkey Flat Grenache 2017

Barossa Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    15%

The team at Turkey Flat believe Grenache is particularly well suited to the Barossa climate due to its ability to withstand extremes of heat, aridity and wind. Made predominantly from grapes grown on Turkey Flat's 98 year-old vineyard, Turkey Flat always deliver a fantastically concentrated and impeccably structured example of Barossa Grenache.

The 2016 Turkey Flat Grenache was a worthy recent recipient of the 2017 Jimmy Watson Trophy at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show; an amazing result for Turkey Flat, which also highlights the quality and value for money currently available in Australian Grenache. The 2017 Turkey Flat Grenache is another top line example delivering incredible power, depth and balance. Already attracting plenty of attention, our limited stocks are likely to go quickly.

"96 Points. Predominantly sourced from vines over 100yo on the estate vineyard adjacent to the winery. Deep colour; the flavours of red cherry, raspberry and a dash of plum come coursing through on the long ride of superfine tannins to the finish. The same source and style as Turkey Flat's Jimmy Watson winner. Price: $40.00 Date when Tasted: 10 Sep 2018 Alcohol: 14 % Drink By: 2027 Screwcap" - James Halliday, Top 100 Wines 2018.

"If you enjoyed your red wines with bright, juicy, jubey fruit then this new release from Barossa Valley producer Turkey Flat will be right up your funky laneway. Grenache thrives in the Barossa but in recent times it has been used more for fortified wines than table wines. This is made largely from vines that are close to 100 years old, providing fruit intensity and plushness in the mouth, aided by toasty oak. Pair this dark, down and dirty red with a traditional roast lamb."- Winsor Dobbin, www.winsordobbin.com.au.
Halliday Top 100 2019

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Turkey Flat owns five vineyards spread over a radius of 20km from Bethany in the south, Ebenezer in the north, Stonewell in the west, with other vineyards in the east. They cover four very different sub-regions and give them the ability to blend the attributes of each subregion into their wines.

Turkey Flat firmly believe winemaking begins in the vineyard, as a result they spend a great deal of time managing vine vigour, controlling shoot growth as well as shoot and bunch thinning. This helps to reduce yields and open up the vines to let in the sunlight.

Turkey Flat are not industrial winemakers and try at all times to keep the winemaking process simple and traditional, to not interfere with the true expression of the vineyard.
South Australia
Barossa Valley
Grenache has its origins in Spain and is particularly well suited to the Barossa climate due to its ability to withstand extremes of heat, aridity and wind.

The fruit for this wine was predominantly sourced from 98 year old Grenache vines grown on the Turkey Flat Vineyard. These old vines produce fantastically concentrated fruit which translates into a style of Grenache for which Turkey Flat has become famous.

These vines are traditionally spur pruned, in the goblet style of Southern France and yields are kept low (around 2 tonnes/acre or approximately 32 hectolitres/hectare) producing wines of exceptional quality.

To retain the perfect balance of fruit, tannin, herbaceousness & spice, critical attention is paid to the ripeness levels of fruit prior to hand-picking. A carefully chosen ratio of new & old French oak with the right toast bring this style, our winemaker's obsession, to life.

Enjoy with: Look to Grenache's origins - Spain, Italy & Southern France for food pairing inspiration; tapas, lamb, tomato-rich dishes, food to be eaten in the sun, the wine cooled just slightly on that hot summer's day. This darker style also pairs exceptionally well with steak, particularly when aged.

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